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The New Politics Forum

The New Politics Forum (NPF) is an educational outreach program that offers a series of conferences, trainings, and events that are strictly nonpartisan, youth-focused, and taught by active political professionals.

Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21, 2014
The University of Texas at Austin
(student registration: $50)


The fourth annual Texas Tribune Festival will include a weekend of debate, discussion and dialogue featuring some of the biggest names in the world of politics and public policy, including Gov. Rick Perry; U.S. Sens.Ted Cruz and John Cornyn; state Sens. Wendy DavisLeticia Van de Putte, and Dan Patrick; Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst; former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison; U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro; former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman; former U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk; former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza; and MSNBC's Chris Hayes.

Join us for student-only events throughout the weekend, including a networking kick-off at the Cactus Cafe and a student lounge all day Saturday, where you can meet fellow student participants, charge up, grab a snack, and attend meet-and-greets with Festival speakers and sponsors.

Post-Election Debriefing (LIVESTREAMED)

November 2014
Austin, Texas
The 2014 Post-Election Debriefing will give participants the opportunity to hear from researchers, journalists, and campaign professionals about hot topics during the election. Join us to discuss what went right (for the winners), what went wrong (for the losers), and where we go from here.
More info coming soon. 

Contact Emily Einsohn at or 512.471.7214.



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The New Politics Forum is supported by the generosity of the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.